Editorial

EDITORIAL: In Holtzclaw case, we can only hope the jury is impartial

EDITORIAL: In Holtzclaw case, we can only hope the jury is impartial

Many of us have seen that dreaded jury duty letter sit in the pile of mail on our countertops, waiting to be answered. We like to hope that it will go away. Even Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon hoped to be turned away from her call to action when she dressed up as Princess Leia on the popular TV sitcom “30 […]

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EDITORIAL: Birth control for female inmates an issue of education, not economics

EDITORIAL: Birth control for female inmates an issue of education, not economics

The Nashville, Tennessee, news program WSMV 4 ran an investigative segment Monday that looked at “corruption, misuse of taxpayer dollars, criminal activities, scams and dangers to the Middle Tennessee region.” The scoop? The state’s effort to provide long-acting, reversible birth control to female inmates in state prisons is both an invasion of rights and a waste of taxpayer money. According […]

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EDITORIAL: Essena O’Neill’s Instagram movement a step in the right direction

EDITORIAL: Essena O’Neill’s Instagram movement a step in the right direction

It’s strange to step back and think about why we really use social media. Initially, social media was a way to connect with friends and family who we may or may not see every day, or to catch a glimpse into the lives of our favorite public figures. Now, it seems that some forms of social media have us speaking […]

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EDITORIAL: Millennial habit of advocating rather than donating still brings awareness to causes

EDITORIAL: Millennial habit of advocating rather than donating still brings awareness to causes

Many of us are guilty of walking down the street and ignoring the people from Planned Parenthood or Doctors Without Borders who ask us for money. And many of us feel equally as guilty for changing our profile pictures on Facebook to fight for a cause when we know a donation would go further. There are reasons we do it, […]

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EDITORIAL: Success Academy’s “Got to Go” misses the point of education, discipline

EDITORIAL: Success Academy’s “Got to Go” misses the point of education, discipline

The Success Academy charter school system in New York has often been questioned for their practices of supposedly “weeding out” problematic students who they would like to see leave the program. Now, The New York Times has found files and completed interviews with current and former Success employees that might prove the suspicions true. According to the Times, the system […]

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EDITORIAL: All we should offer the Snow family is our sympathy

EDITORIAL: All we should offer the Snow family is our sympathy

Many of us dream of watching our children grow up some day. Julianna Snow’s parents don’t have that option. Julianna is a 5-year-old girl from Oregon who suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that will inevitably lead to her death. But Julianna and her parents, Michelle Moon and Steve Snow, have decided that the next time infection strikes, […]

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EDITORIAL: Rockefeller Foundation’s “Hamilton” grant gives students unforeseen chance to “rise up”

EDITORIAL: Rockefeller Foundation’s “Hamilton” grant gives students unforeseen chance to “rise up”

Students in low-income school districts around New York will be given the chance of a lifetime in early 2016: they will be seeing the continually sold-out production of “Hamilton” for the #Ham4Ham price of only $10. How is this possible, you might ask? According to Playbill.com, producer Jeffrey Seller and the Rockefeller Foundation announced Tuesday that the foundation will be […]

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EDITORIAL: We can always do more for the homeless

EDITORIAL: We can always do more for the homeless

Boston University’s campus has many staples: the million-dollar dining hall on Bay State Road, the stunning views of Boston from 33 Harry Agganis Way, the BMWs and Mercedes outside of the Questrom School of Business. And then there was Melvin, the homeless man that lived in the nook next to City Convenience in Kenmore Square. As we rushed to and […]

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EDITORIAL: “You’re welcome” sounds fine to us

EDITORIAL: “You’re welcome” sounds fine to us

Have you ever said “you’re welcome” to someone who has thanked you? Hopefully, all of us have. But apparently, the phrase carries with it a negative connotation. New Hampshire teacher Murray McClellan had a conversation with his family this week in regards to saying “you’re welcome,” he wrote in The Boston Globe. McClellan’s son and his girlfriend, Jenna, agreed that […]

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EDITORIAL: Where in our transcripts does it say we’re coddled?

EDITORIAL: Where in our transcripts does it say we’re coddled?

We’ve all been accused of having “easy” days. The common idea is that we wake up at 11 a.m., stroll out of our luxurious apartments, go to class for four hours, come home and crawl right back into bed with our headphones and Netflix subscriptions. But let’s call this what it is: a misconception. For many of us, our college […]

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